Weekly Twitter Round-Up

I know I am a little late to the party on this, but I couldn't help posting the obvious art historical 
reference to Maggie Sutherland's painting. It was burning up the Twitter feed around Victoria Day weekend!
Left: Sutherland, Emperor Haute Couture (2012)
Right: Manet, Olympia (1863)
What a whirlwind month! The Paris Field School pre-trip classes have been a fantastic experience so far. Teaching in such a condensed way can be a real challenge, but the students have truly stepped up their game to produce critical and well-thought out writing and art projects. With just a week left before we depart for Europe, there is a real excitement building for all the art work and contexts we will experience after intensive study for 3-4 weeks (including Manet's Olympia cited in the above juxtaposition-- you gotta love happy coincidences!). While on hiatus, I did continue keeping an eye on Twitter and here are some favourites I wanted to pass along and share.

P.S. Happy Birthday Brian!! Enjoy the rest of your trip in NYC! See you soon :)

Will PhDs for artists make their art any better? 

Why I don't want my kids to be the next Steve Jobs

"Facebook is not only on course to go bust, but will take the rest of the ad-supported Web with it." MIT throws down

East Village and Lower East Side Celebrate Life of Adam Yauch

I think graduates can handle the truth. In fact, they deserve it

To be modern is to be suspicious of authority telling you how to choose

The Idea TED Didn’t Consider Worth Spreading. Was TED Censoring? Or Being Selective? Watch